We want our website to be as user-friendly and helpful as possible. As such we have created a glossary to explain any terms and abbreviations you may be unsure of. 

We always welcome your feedback, so please do get in touch by emailing [email protected] if you would like to suggest other terms that are not covered in the list below.
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VHP (Veterinary Health Plan)
Produced by the farm vet to proactively manage and improve health and welfare of livestock.
VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate)
Defra sponsored executive agency protecting animal health.
Red Tractor membership and certification can be withdrawn and the business will no longer be a member of the Scheme. This may be because non-conformances have not been rectified within 3 months of a suspension or for more serious breach of the Red Tractor rules. Certification can only be regained by following the procedure for a new applicant and as long as no other sanctions or non-conformances remain.
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